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The Crusader delves into the increasingly grey area between right and wrong as television heroes confront internal demons while seeking their own forms of justice
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The finale focuses on "The Crusader," characters who fight for causes, often while also battling internal demons. Included: remarks from Alan Alda ("M*A*S*H"); Steven Bochco and David Milch ("NYPD Blue"); Chris Carter and Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files"); (more…)
"Man of the House," about the past and present portrayal of men on TV. Included: remarks from Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner ("The Cosby Show"); David Chase ("The Sopranos"); Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"); Ron Howard ("The Andy Griffith Show"); Carl Reiner (more…)
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- Premiered: October 30, 2011
- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: An examination of the continuity and evolution of TV's main character archetypes through the years. The documentary series includes remarks from many actors and creative forces as it explores such archetypes as the independent woman, misfit, crusader and m… (more)